Visiting and Touring

Visit Us!

The school is housed in a large building at 205 Townsend Street and the main entrance is at the corner of Townsend and Hazelwood, near the flagpole. Please avoid the other entrances and enter through the main door. For handicapped access, call the main office to get directions on entering the building.

The building parking lot can be used by our visitors but most spaces are occupied by our staff from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. We recommend street parking in the neighborhood. Please read the signs carefully to avoid street cleaning, especially on Friday. Please avoid parking on Townsend Street around the time of student drop-off and dismissal.

You can get detailed directions using Google Maps.

Parents and Guardians

If you are the parent of a prospective student, we would love to have you visit Boston Latin Academy for a student-led tour!

Please fill out this form, and you will be contacted to work out further details about your visit.

Tours for prospective families are offered during the school day from November through January on select dates and times, and on a limited basis at other times during the school year.

At this time, our school policy does not allow prospective students to shadow current students during the school day. At your request, we may put you in touch with other parents so you can ask them about our school.

Information about admissions is available here.


We are honored to have had many educators from the United States and other countries visit our school, including Fulbright exchange teachers and a team of principals from China. We typically conduct “Instructional Rounds” with these guests.

Instructional Rounds are an opportunity for guests to see our school by visiting multiple classrooms in one day, staying for 15-20 minutes in each class. Before conducting our rounds, we allow guests to meet with a team of faculty who provide them with an overview of our school. We also explain how to conduct the classroom visits and what to look for in our instructional practice. Later, we have a conversation with our guests about their observations. This practice has been extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve our teaching. We try to make sure it is a valuable discussion for our guests as well.